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Greenpeace UK fined for defying Lobbying Act

Last edited 19 April 2017 at 11:46am
19 April, 2017

Wednesday 19th April, 2017, London - Greenpeace UK has been fined £30,000 by the Electoral Commission for taking a principled stand against the controversial Lobbying Act.

In the run-up to the 2015 election the environmental group refused to register as a ‘third-party campaigning organisation’ under the new law. The move was an act of civil disobedience against a law that curbs free speech and neuters the power of campaigners to hold politicians to account while doing nothing to regulate actual lobbyists.

Getting Tough On Palm Oil

Posted by Richard — 27 June 2016 at 2:55pm - Comments

Indonesia's forests and peatlands help regulate the global climate and contain a diversity of life. They are home to some magnificent species, including elephants, orangutans and tigers. Thankfully, pressure from all of us has secured commitments from some of the world's biggest brands to do all they can to protect them.

Behind The Lens

Posted by MeenaRajput — 31 May 2016 at 2:44pm - Comments

Photographer, Will Rose, joined Greenpeace activists on an expedition to the Indian Ocean to remove dozens of destructive Fish Aggregating Devices. These FADs kill endangered marine life including sharks and turtles, but despite this, leading tuna brands John West and Thai Union continue to use them. Since our campaign launched, Tesco and Waitrose have threatened to remove John West from their shelves unless they clean up their act. 

Owen Paterson accuses Greenpeace of witchcraft

Posted by Graham Thompson — 6 March 2015 at 6:39pm - Comments
by-nc-sa. Credit: Ben Stewart/Greenpeace
Where does he get his information from?

Owen Paterson MP, former Environment Secretary, climate sceptic and committed scourge of the ‘Green Blob’, is in South Africa promoting GM crops. Greenpeace has seen a press release issued on his behalf by a GM lobbyist, in which the following passage appears –

He castigated the fearmongering activities of Greenpeace, the anti-GMO activists… "Do Greenpeace supporters understand that they are truly wicked? It is eco-terrorism. It is witchcraft,” he emphasised.

Eco-terrorism and witchcraft. Crikey.

Fishing quotas, oceans, Greenpeace
Fishing quotas, oceans, Greenpeace
Fishing quotas, oceans, Greenpeace
Fishing quotas, oceans, Greenpeace
Fishing quotas, oceans, Greenpeace

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